Most people know that chiropractic care can help relieve back and neck pain, as well as other musculoskeletal discomfort. But did you also know that it can help relieve headaches, sometimes even instantly after an adjustment? Not only that, but consistent chiropractic care can reduce the severity and frequency of the mother of all headaches: migraines. Many individuals under chiropractic care even report complete cessation of migraines!

Migraine Medication Only Covers Up Symptoms

The most common treatment for migraines includes medication and rest. Most migraine sufferers report that being in a dark and quiet room helps to alleviate their migraine symptoms—or at least it doesn’t make them worse. While medication can get you through a particularly terrible migraine and help you fulfill your daily responsibilities, it does not provide a long-term solution. First off, it doesn’t really treat the actual issue—the thing that is causing the migraine. It simply is covering up the symptoms, which is great short-term, but won’t result in relief over an extended period of time. While triggers for migraines may be different for everyone, most migraine sufferers have one thing in common: spinal subluxations.

Chiropractic Is the Best Option for Migraine Relief

A subluxation is a misalignment in the spine, meaning that one or more vertebrae is twisted, turned, or slightly off center from the rest of the spine. These subluxations can exacerbate the nerves of the spinal cord that run through the spine, and this can cause problems in how the body functions. Individuals who seek chiropractic care for migraines always have some sort of vertebral subluxation that is the root cause of their migraines. When this misalignment is corrected with a gentle, specific chiropractic adjustment, the body is able to function optimally, leading to fewer (if any) migraines in the future.

Since the body is not exempt from the phrase “Old habits die hard,” it’s important to continue getting adjusted regularly, even if your migraines disappear immediately. A misalignment can happen at any time and from even the slightest movement, so your body needs to be trained how to hold adjustments to maintain proper function and optimal health. Repetition and time are key to achieving optimal health.

Does Chiropractic Really Help with Migraines?

Countless people have experienced migraine relief due to chiropractic care, and you could be next! An 8-year-old boy had chronic headaches for two years, among other complaints, but saw complete resolution of his symptoms after receiving regular chiropractic adjustments. A 12-year-old boy had missed nearly half of the school year each year for 7 years due to migraines, vertigo, and extreme dizziness. After just one week of getting adjusted, he reported no more headaches or neck pain, and his vertigo and dizziness also disappeared eventually. A 7-year-old girl had experienced migraines since the age of 2, along with suffering from ADD and scoliosis. After just one month of chiropractic care, her scoliosis was improved 62%, and she also saw a complete resolution of her migraines. A 12-year-old girl had been suffering from migraines for 6 years, as frequently as 3 times per week. After getting adjusted by a chiropractor who utilizes the Pierce Results System, just like Dr. Bolar at Vital Life Chiropractic, the individual had just 1 migraine in a 5 week period.

Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic in Lithia Springs has helped several migraine sufferers find relief from their migraines and uncover a greater quality of life and health than they ever imagined possible. Give Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Bolar a call today to schedule up your consultation!



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